• (adj): Not derived or copied or translated from something else.
    Example: "The play is original; not an adaptation"; "he kept the original copy and gave her only a xerox"; "the translation misses much of the subtlety of the original French"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on original:

Venus Genetrix (sculpture) - Original - Caesar's Venus Genetrix
... In establishing this new cult of Venus, reportedly in fulfillment of a vow made on the eve of the battle of Pharsalus (48 BC) Caesar was affirming the claim of his own gens to descent from the goddess, through Iulus, the son of Aeneas ... It was in part to flatter this connection that Virgil wrote the Aeneid ...
National Road - History - Historical Structures
... Many of the National Road's original stone arch bridges also remain on former alignments ... The original bridge is listed as both a National Historic Landmark and Historic Civil Engineering Landmark ... One of the road's original toll houses is preserved in La Vale, Maryland, and two others are located in Addison, Pennsylvania, and near Uniontown, Pennsylvania ...
National Road - Route Description
... Within Indianapolis, the National Road used the original alignment of U.S. 40's predominantly following the original route, many segments of the original road can still be found ... Between Old Washington and Morristown, the original roadbed has been overlaid by I-70 ...
3000 (dinghy)
... developed from the Laser 2, using the original Frank Bethwaite-designed planing hull combined with a brand new self-draining deck by Derek Clark ... sail The 3000 class organises racing for both the original boats built by Laser alongside boats sometimes tagged 'V3000' and currently built to the same design ... more room in the boat for the crew members, and remove any objections levelled at the original boats of being cramped due to their centre-bridle and ...
Epistle To The Galatians - Composition
... No original of the letter is known to survive ... AD, approximately 150 years after the original was presumably drafted ... scholars can be rather certain about where these errors and changes appeared and what the original text probably said ...

More definitions of "original":

  • (noun): An original model on which something is patterned.
    Synonyms: archetype, pilot
  • (noun): An original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made.
    Synonyms: master, master copy
  • (adj): Preceding all others in time or being as first made or performed.
    Example: "The original inhabitants of the Americas"; "the book still has its original binding"; "restored the house to its original condition"; "the original performance of the opera"; "the original cast"; "retracted his original statement"
  • (adj): (of e.g. information) not secondhand or by way of something intermediary.
    Example: "His work is based on only original, not secondary, sources"
  • (adj): Being or productive of something fresh and unusual; or being as first made or thought of.
    Example: "A truly original approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind"

Famous quotes containing the word original:

    As usual the Liberals offer a mixture of sound and original ideas. Unfortunately none of the sound ideas is original and none of the original ideas is sound.
    Harold MacMillan (1894–1986)

    The history of literature—take the net result of Tiraboshi, Warton, or Schlegel,—is a sum of a very few ideas, and of very few original tales,—all the rest being variation of these.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    We often have need of a profound philosophy to restore to our feelings their original state of innocence, to find our way out of the rubble of things alien to us, to begin to feel for ourselves and to speak ourselves, and I might almost say to exist ourselves.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)